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  1. #1
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    Outdoor PA - Permanent Install

    Long time no visit.

    What manufacturers today offer solid PA equipment for outdoor applications? This will be a RESIDENTIAL permanent install in a covered porch. However, the equipment will still be subjected to hot/cold and serious humidity most of the year. Aesthetics are important for this install.

    Powered speakers are preferred. Passive is acceptable.

    Low to moderate volume is sufficient. 60-120 degree pattern is preferred. I would entertain 180 degree pattern too.

    If speakers are anemic, I would like to add a modest subwoofer.
    Jimmy

  2. #2
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    I think Bill @ ESC could answer this better than most. I have a covered deck on the back of my home and I've installed Polk Audio outdoor speakers on the deck and around the pool. These are wired into the B channel out of my Denon home stereo receiver. The input is fed from my FiOS tuner so I can select just about any type of music I want and with no commercials.
    Nick Burke (aka DJ NickyB)
    http://www.NickyB-Entertainment.com
    Gear Board Co-Moderator
    Ex USAF Electronics Tech
    Pro Musician (bass & keyboards) '65-'87 / DJ since '87
    40+ yrs Sr Computer Systems Programmer at NASA/GSFC

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyt View Post
    Powered speakers are preferred. Passive is acceptable.
    You would be better off with passive.. Havent experienced it myself, but i would have to assume that a powered speaker would NOT have the same longevity outdoors (or in a humid enviroment) as a passive speaker would.. and i think your types/selection would also be greater with passives.

  4. #4
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    Check out the EV Evid series. The 3.2 is very compact and Weather resistant. 150W Prog and passive. But I defer to Bill. This is what he does...
    Thanks!

    Brian Price
    www.djbrianprice.com
    www.luminousevenings.com
    www.schooldancecentral.com

    The things you own, own you.
    -Tyler-

  5. #5
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    EV's EVID series is my go to speaker for residential applications. Depending on the dB level desired, the 3.2, 4.2 or 6.2 will be specified.

    Check the spec's here:
    http://www.electro-voice.com/family.php?id=177
    Thanks,
    Bill Cronheim - ESC, Inc.
    Backstage since 1973

  6. #6
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    Community"R" series for more OOOMPH!
    Scott McKinney
    McKinney Entertainment
    Loveland, CO.
    www.mckinneyentertainment.com

  7. #7
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    One Systems. Best sounding direct weather speakers I've heard, moderately priced for pro quality.

    http://onesystems.com/index.php
    Mike Pyle
    Audiopyle Sound - Napa, CA
    707-315-6204
    mike@audiopyle.com
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    Turbosound, Road Ready, SKB Cases, Elation Lighting, Global Truss, AmDJ, Ultimate Stands...

  8. #8
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    Gotta go w/Brian & Bill on this...and Mike might have another good one, just never used or heard those so I cannot recommend them. The EV's though work excellent!! I'd also agree with using a non-powered speaker design.
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  9. #9
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    The EVID series are definitely on my radar as I've heard them before in restaurants and gyms. Never outdoors though.

    The One Systems line...never heard of them. But they look interesting.
    Jimmy

  10. #10
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    Technomad NoHos. 'Nuff said.

    Alan O
    Akela Systems
    +6598119588


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